About Us

The Scarlet Paws Animal Welfare Network is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of the humane treatment of both domestic animals and wildlife found living on the New Brunswick campuses of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey as a result of abandonment, having become lost, or by birth to the aforementioned, and—in the case of wildlife—having become sick, injured, or displaced from their natural habitat.

We are a collaboration of Rutgers staff, faculty, students, and community volunteers. Scarlet Paws has made a long-term commitment to the welfare and well-being of these animals. Following the example of animal welfare groups organized at other colleges and universities (such as Stanford, Texas A&M, Towson, and Utah State University), we endeavor to promote community awareness of their condition, and to promote, educate, and encourage responsible and timely action by the Rutgers Community and appropriate personnel, toward their care, rescue, and placement into safe and appropriate environments.

Scarlet Paws Animal Welfare Network, Inc is a public charity exempt from Federal Income tax under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code, and contributions to Scarlet Paws Animal Welfare Network, Inc are tax deductible.

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Zack loves Tuxie! They are looking for a foster or permanent home.

Zack and Tuxie

(7/26/2014) Zack and Tuxie (above, click for a larger image) are two cats rescued from College Avenue Campus, who are seeking adoption or foster care.

Tuxie is a large Black & White Tuxedo female rescued from College Avenue Campus in Fall 2013. Approximately 2 years old now, Tuxie has been spayed, vaccinated for rabies and distemper, and is negative for FIV/Feleuk.

Tuxie has been overcoming her shyness of people and now is very vocal for attention with her foster adult. She loves to be petted on her head and chin, flops down on her side to stretch happily, and is ready for the next step of being fostered or adopted by an adult who is an experienced cat socializer. She would make ideal companion for adult(s) who live in a small apartment so she can race around when she gets the "crazies" and satisfy her great curiosity, but return easily to her safe home base spot.

Tuxie loves wet food, uses her litterbox, and loves to rub her face and body while standing on her tippy-toes. Tuxie would be ideal with an experienced cat-socializer as her next foster person or permanent care-giver.

Zack was rescued from College Ave Campus in New Brunswick in early June 2014. Zack has been neutered, vaccinated for rabies and distemper, and has tested negative for FIV/Feleuk.

Zack has blossomed into a playful, gentle curious youngster who LOVES the company of other friendly cats! Zack is still often shy with new people, so he would be ideal for a patient, understanding, and experienced cat owner who would be able to spend time learning to bond with him.

Zack enjoys scrambling after balls of paper thrown by his foster family. He loves to be pet and scratched on his head and chin, and flops down on his side like a rag doll when you oblige! With the right person and other cats to keep him company, he is ready to discover all the adventures that living safely indoors offers. He will come up to you when you offer his favorite foods - dry kitten chow and any canned food.

Zack loves Tuxie! If possible, it would be wonderful to adopt this pair together (though it is not required).

Prospective adopters will be asked to complete an application form (DOC | PDF), and sign an adoption contract if the application is approved. Our adoption fee for one cat is $100, or $150 for two cats together. The adoption fee helps cover our veterinary costs.

Please note that potential fosterers will be asked to complete a foster agreement (DOC | PDF).

If you are interested in fostering or adopting Zack and/or Tuxie, please contact us!

Click the below pictures to see larger images of Tuxie (check back soon for pictures of Zack):

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Misha and Grisha are ready to be adopted!

Misha Grisha

(7/19/2014; updated 7/26/2014) Misha (above left, click for a larger picture) and Grisha (above right, click for a larger picture) are brothers who are looking for their forever home! They were rescued from Rutgers' Douglass Campus.

Misha is a black male kitten, while Grisha is a grey male kitten. They are approximately 11-12 weeks old. Both love to explore and play with toys and balls of paper! They are a lot of fun to watch and they love to be held. They start purring like little machines when you start petting them. They love to cuddle up, too!

Misha and Grisha have been neutered, tested negative for FiV and feline leukemia, are up-to-date on all their vaccinations, and have no fleas or worms.

You can meet and play with Misha and Grisha at Animal Health Care of Marlboro (AHC), located at 299 Route 9 South (at Union Hill Road), Englishtown, NJ 07726 (Telephone: 732-972-3201).

Prospective adopters will be asked to complete an application form (DOC | PDF), and sign an adoption contract if the application is approved. Our adoption fee for one cat is $100, or $150 for two cats together. The adoption fee helps cover our veterinary costs.

Please consider giving one or both of these guys a forever home! If you are interested in adopting Misha and/or Grisha, please contact us!



Rita

Rita has been adopted!

(7/26/2014) Rita (left), a short-haired calico female who was recently rescued from College Avenue campus, has been adopted! Little Rita had just won a ribbon at the Garden State Cat Expo for "Best Shelter Pet Tail," when the photographer for the event decided he wanted to adopt her.

Congratulations to Rita and her new dad!









Alicia

Kittens rescued from Busch Campus need a foster home!

(7/24/2014; updated 7/26/2014) Two kittens rescued from Busch Campus (right; click for a larger image) are looking for a foster home. They are approximately 4 months old. These cute tabby girls need a little bit of socialization before they are fully adoptable.

Please note that potential fosterers will be asked to complete a foster agreement (DOC | PDF).

If you are interested in fostering these little girls, please contact us!



Summer pet food and supplies drive for Scarlet Paws being held at Rutgers' ASB III Building

(07/21 through 8/4/2014)You can help Scarlet Paws Animal Welfare Network by donating cat and dog dry and canned food, cat litter and toys! Our donation boxes are located in Administrative Services Building (ASB) III, Cook Campus (3 Rutgers Plaza, New Brunswick, NJ 08901) on the first floor by the front desk and in the front of the cafeteria.

For a downloadable flyer, please click here.

Thank you in advance for your support!


Misty is looking for a home!

Misty Misty

(6/15/2014; updated 7/26/2014) Misty (above; click for larger images) is a sweet, adorable kitten who is ready to be adopted!

Misty, a long-haired grey female who is about 6 months old, was rescued from Busch Campus in April. She likes cuddling and sitting on laps. Misty gets along great with her foster mom's daughters and sleeps with them in their bed! She loves playing with tiny balls. Misty does not mind taking baths, which make her fluffier and even more beautiful!

Misty been spayed, vaccinated for rabies and distemper, and has tested negative for FeLV/Fiv and parasites. Misty is litter box trained, and likes dry food.

Prospective adopters will be asked to complete an application form (DOC | PDF), and sign an adoption contract if the application is approved. Our adoption fee for one cat is $100. The adoption fee helps cover our veterinary costs.

If you are interested in adopting Misty, please contact us!



Lily and Lucy

Lily Grey and Lucy Grey have been adopted!

(7/19/2014) Lily Grey (near right) and Lucy Grey (far right; click for a larger picture) are two adorable grey female kittens who have just been adopted! Their foster mom decided that her home would be their forever home. Lily Grey and Lucy Grey join a family that includes their new siblings Buster the dog, and fellow cats Marcello, Clawdia, and Maximus.

Please join us in congratulating Lily Grey, Lucy Grey, and their new family!





Tommy Carlos

Tommy Carlos has been adopted!

(7/19/2014) Tommy Carlos (left, click for a larger image), a grey male with soft, velvety fur who was rescued from the College Ave Campus in the fall, has been adopted! A professional photographer for Fotoplicity who volunteered her services to Scarlet Paws (including taking many of the pictures seen on this web site) decided to adopt this handsome and friendly little guy.

Congratulations to Tommy Carlos and his new family!









Vote for Scarlet Paws Animal Welfare Network in the Animal Rescue Site's "Summer Fun" Shelter Challenge!!

(07/19/2014) You can now vote for Scarlet Paws Animal Welfare Network in the Animal Rescue Site's "Summer Fun" Shelter Challenge! Your vote will help The Animal Rescue Site choose which domestic and international animal rescue and welfare organizations to support with grants.

To vote, please do the following:

  1. Go to: http://www.shelterchallenge.com/
  2. Click Search to the left (below "Vote today!")
  3. For Shelter Name enter Scarlet Paws
  4. Click Search
  5. Click Vote to the right of Scarlet Paws Animal Welfare Network
  6. Enter the Captcha text displayed, and click Vote.

You can vote once per day.

Thanks for voting!



Alicia

Alicia is looking for a foster home or permanent home!

(7/12/2014) Alicia (left; click for a larger image) is a young, elegant, fast-moving, beautiful female tabby rescued in the winter from College Avenue Campus. Approximately 1 year old, she has been neutered, vaccinated for rabies and distemper, and is negative for FIV/Feleuk. Alicia does not sit still for long, unless she is standing on your lap, pushing her face into your chin while purring. She burns energy leaping from place to place, galloping quickly and quietly as she makes her rounds! She loves dry food, loves to have her head, chin and back scratched and purrs if you oblige!

Alicia is nervous with other cats and swats/advances if they get too close to her. She would be ideal as single cat or with another cat who would respect her space. She would do well with responsible older children who would oblige her need for human contact and also recognize when she just wants to sleep instead!

Prospective adopters will be asked to complete an application form (DOC | PDF). Our adoption fee for one cat is $100. The adoption fee helps cover our veterinary costs.

Please note that potential fosterers will be asked to complete a foster agreement (DOC | PDF).

If you are interested in adopting or fostering Alicia, please contact us!

Click the below pictures to see larger images of Alicia:

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Shop with Amazon Smile and raise money for Scarlet Paws Animal Welfare Network

(7/6/2014) We are now listed as a eligible charity for Amazon Smile! This means you can shop Amazon.com and select Scarlet Paws Animal Welfare Network Inc as your charitable organization. Amazon will then donate 0.5% of the price of eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Scarlet Paws. Please click here or the button below to get started:

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Joey is still looking for a home

Joey

(1/1/2014; updated 4/26/2014) Joey (right; click for a larger picture) is still looking for his forever home! He is a semi-long haired black male kitten, approximately 10 months old. Joey's foster mom describes him as a "real love bunny" who "purrs like mad!" Joey is very calm, loving, friendly - and so handsome!

Joey loves to explore and play either with other cats or with toys: catnip mice, balls, a leaf from a plant - he's not fussy! He has a lot of energy, but also loves to cuddle up alongside his foster mom, and will lick her if she doesn't start petting him. Joey gets along well with other cats and his foster mom's dog.

Joey has been neutered and is up to date on all vaccinations. He also has no fleas or worms. Won't you consider giving Joey a forever home?

Please note that prospective adopters will be asked to complete an application form (DOC | PDF). Our adoption fee for one cat is $100. The adoption fee helps cover our veterinary costs.

If you are interested in adopting Joey, please contact us!


Sweetie, a special-needs kitty, still needs a special home!

Sweetie

(12/26/2013; updated 1/23/2014) Sweetie, a beautiful FIV-positive female cat, needs a special home. Sweetie loves to be petted and handled. She is allowed to roam her foster home for several hours each day, and she comes when called. Otherwise, she likes to explore. At times she will go under furniture to take a nap. Sweetie received vet care that included eight teeth removed and successful treatment for a gum infection. She has more energy since her treatment, and behaves pretty much as any cat would. She sheds some fur, but this may be unrelated to her health condition, and her coat looks fine with no bald areas. This lovable cat craves human contact and a new permanent home where she would be the sole cat. Sweetie is a beautiful animal despite her illness. She would bond with anyone who would care for her, and is low-maintenance. While her prognosis is not good for longevity, she is not suffering, and enjoys being able to face another day. She is litter box trained. Her name Sweetie is very appropriate. It describes her personality perfectly.

If you are interested in giving Sweetie a home, please contact Richard at: 732-435-0873, 908-307-3615, or via email at: tegu36@aol.com



Goldie is still looking for a home!

Goldie

(10/13/2013; Updated 1/1/2014) Goldie (left; click picture for a larger image) is a sweet, friendly, gentle and loving one-eyed senior cat (13 years old). She is currently in foster care. Her previous owner was an elderly gentleman who was no longer able to care for her.

Goldie is an extraordinarily people-oriented cat who would be best suited for someone who spends a lot of time at home. She readily greets new people (both adults and responsible children) and loves to sit on someone's lap or rub around their legs. Goldie is also very vocal!

Please note that Goldie would prefer to be the single cat in a home, as she is aggressive towards other cats.

Goldie has been spayed and front de-clawed, has tested negative for FIV/Feline Leukemia, and is up to date on her Rabies and Distemper vaccinations.

If you are interested in adopting Goldie, please visit her Petfinder page at: http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/26493231?rvp=1 or contact us!

Please note that prospective adopters will be asked to complete an application form (DOC | PDF). Our adoption fee for one cat is $100. The adoption fee helps cover our veterinary costs.

North Brunswick Humane Association provides generous 2013 Spay/Neuter grant to Scarlet Paws

North Brunswick Humane Association Logo

(12/03/2013) Scarlet Paws Animal Welfare Network thanks the North Brunswick Humane Association for an extremely generous 2013 Spay/Neuter grant! These funds come at a time when we are dealing with a large number of campus cats that need to be spayed or neutered. We are very grateful to NBHA for providing this grant to help us bring the cat population under control.

You can learn more about North Brunswick Humane Association at their website.